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GMC Truck Road Trip

road tripIf you are considering headed out for a road trip in your new or used GMC Truck from Thunder Bay ON, there are some things you will want to do first in order to ensure readiness for both you and your new GMC Truck in Ontario.  The arrival of spring, although a bit down the road from now, always stirs up a longing for adventure. After months cooped up inside and navigating wet or icy roads, blue skies and warm weather are very good reasons to load up your Thunder Bay GMC Truck and hit the highway.

However, your best planning will be undone if you can’t depend on your truck along the way. “A breakdown on your daily commute is one thing, but what if your truck leaves you stranded miles outside the middle of nowhere? Truck care is necessary year-round, but especially before a road trip, so we recommend completion of the following maintenance suggestions before you hit the open road.

Fluids, for starters, must take priority as they are the lifeblood of any car or truck, including your new or used GMC Trucks from Thunder Bay Canada. Service intervals can and do vary on your car or truck and will depend on mileage as well. You will want to consider how far you have driven since last you had your truck maintenance and fluids tended to, as well as how far you will drive on your Thunder Bay GMC Truck roadtrip.  Once you have done the math, you can better answer if fluids need to be addressed before the trip, or if they can wait until you return home. If there is any question as to whether or not they should be address prior to leaving, especially the oil, it would be wise to do it early rather than risk issues away from home, or perhaps in an area with little or no service options.

 

Buick Rear Park Assist

back sensorToday, we are focusing on safety features that exist on many of the new Buick cars in Thunder Bay Ontario.  We know that the Buick Avenir, one of the latest Buick cars on the market in Canada, has numerous safety and driver assistance technologies available.  We ended up listing them in the previous post, but this time around, we want to go into more details regarding a subject that is very important in new Buick cars in Canada.  In fact many of these particular safety features on other Regal Sportback models come standard on Buick Avenir, including Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, LED headlamps with auto leveling, cornering lamps and driver side auto-dimming mirrors. Additional active safety technologies, including Adaptive Cruise Control – Advanced, are also available.

Let’s start with rear park assist. The thing with this new Buick car feature in Thunder Bay is, much like many other added feature that has come along in the last decade or so, it is not at all necessary in order to safely own and operate a new car, right?  But wouldn’t it be great if we knew for sure that we could fit nicely in that apparently tight spot? What if you are too uncertain of your own abilities to give that same spot a try? “That’s where active parking features can be your best friend and can tuck you into that dreaded space right in front of that restaurant.”

While most cars can be optioned to include a backup camera and parking sensors, active parking features take it to the next level and this would be something any Buick car owner in Thunder Bay would tell you.  Especially those who opted for the park assist feature.  It’s without complication when it comes to execution, “Simply, press a button and the car searches for a spot large enough to accommodate itself—and alerts you when it locates one. The onboard screen then guides you through your next steps. All you’ll need to do at that point is control the gas, brake, and gearshift while the car steers you into that spot perfectly.”

 

Staring at the Stunning Sierra

did you knowDo you know all that there is to know about Thunder Bay GMC trucks for sale in Ontario?  Neither did we, so we set out to gather as many helpful facts as we could, with the purpose of passing them along to you.  Since the number of Thunder Bay GMC Trucks is vast, we have contemplated and landed on one of the best and most popular in its class, the GMC Sierra 1500.  “Despite much in common with the Chevrolet Silverado, the Sierra 1500 has a uniquely chiseled design and exclusive features. It alone is available with an adaptive suspension, a versatile split-folding tailgate, and a resilient carbon-fiber cargo bed. The Sierra has a rougher ride than the Ram 1500, but it drives better thanks to responsive steering and restrained body roll.”

It used to be said and proven as well, that the GMC trucks in the Sierra lineup were simply more costly versions of the Silverado.  This is no longer the case as is stated above and proven by our research on behalf of your Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealer.  Also important is the following, “Don’t be fooled by the half-ton Sierra’s gussied-up image—it’ll upend stumps and tow several tons with ease. Like its General Motors sibling (the Chevrolet Silverado 1500), the Sierra is highly capable and endlessly configurable with a host of potent powertrain pairings.” The top of all things offered on this new truck in Thunder Bay is an optional 6.2-liter V-8 making a class-leading 420 horsepower and towing up to 12,500 pounds when properly equipped; an eight-speed automatic transmission is also available.

Every GMC Sierra in the lineup of new GMC Trucks in Thunder Bay, boasts an excellent infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The handsome GMC trucks in Thunder Bay are said to be slightly less advanced as the Ford F-150, but it covers the bases in every situation and matches the outstanding Silverado pound for pound and so the tasks at hand are accomplished quite well. There exists very little change for the GMC Sierra.